The Radiation Health Committee (RHC) is established under the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Act 1998 (the Act) to advise the CEO of the Australian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) on a range of radiation protection matters. It helps draft national policies, codes and standards on radiation protection, to promote and enable consistent regulation in Australia.

ARPANSA is currently seeking to appoint:

  • One member to represent the interests of the general public
  • Two members with relevant knowledge and expertise in radiation safety.

The CEO of ARPANSA will appoint members who possess in-depth knowledge, qualifications or industry experience in radiation protection for terms of up to 3 years, commencing 1 January 2024.

The CEO of ARPANSA will also appoint a Chairperson chosen from the RHC’s membership to actively lead its functions.

Members of the RHC are part-time, with working groups collaborating on key issues between meetings, which typically occur 3 times per year for 1-2 days. ARPANSA meets the cost of sitting fees, travel and accommodation in accordance with the determinations of the Australian Government Remuneration Tribunal.

Further information on the activities of the RHC can be found at

Qualifications and conditions

ARPANSA is seeking to appoint members that possess knowledge, qualifications or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • radiation protection or radiation health
  • radiation risk management principles and frameworks, and management systems
  • plant, equipment and process safety related to radiation or radioactive materials
  • specialist areas, such as non-ionising radiation, medical radiation, waste or transport.

Qualified applicants must fulfil the following conditions to be formally appointed to the Committee:

  • obtain relevant security clearance
  • be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia
  • provide 100 points of identification e.g., passport and driver’s licence
  • sign a confidentiality agreement
  • give written notice (by filling out a form) to the CEO of all interests, pecuniary or otherwise, that the applicant has or acquires that could conflict with the proper performance of the Member’s functions
  • provide referees who can be contacted by phone.

How to Apply

To nominate, please email the RHC Secretariat your CV detailing relevant experience for the role, as well as the position you are applying for by Friday, 20 October 2023.

For more information, contact:

Dr Adrian Hawley, Secretariat
Ph: 03 9433 2447


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